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20.7.14

One way or another






































































Wearing: Cotton On Jumper/ Somedays Lovin Streamline Plaid Dress/ Sportsgirl Denim Shirt/ Friend of Mine Boots/ Spell Designs Dreamweaver Bag/ Casio Watch/ Odisya assorted Armwraps and Bracelets




You all know my style, a little bit grungy, a little bit dirty, lots of black and of course leather, I have lovingly nicknamed it as 'dirty grunge'.

So when the lovely peeps from Somedays Lovin asked me what my 'off duty' look is, this above is it. Channeling my inner 90's style, I love all things related to this era, the music, style, stories and of course the memories.

The Midnight Rambler Collection by Somedays Lovin easily, hands down is one of my favourite collections to date. Lots of tees, oversize jumpers, boho skirts and plaid feature throughout this collection and the black lace flares are insane, its fair to say I'm in love and find it so easy to match anyone of these items into my existing wardrobe.

I do think at the moment 'fashion' has an ongoing love affair with plaid. This classic style which hails originally from the highlands has been adopted time and time again, season after season, making this such an easy style to wear anyway and to suit any personal style.




To see what I am taking about find the Midnight Rambler Collection at     www.somedayslovin.com.au     

For gypset inspired jewellery and something fab to go with your new addition from Somedays Lovin get lost in this amazing website I stumbled across  


* Also ill be heading to Byron Bay in two weeks, so lookout for my Byron Style Diary up on the blog   and take a peep at the divine Shambhala @ Byron Resort .... incredible and I can not wait to get there         


Lis xx

               











8.7.14

Take My Hand




































































Wearing: Glassons Knit/ ASOS Midi Skirt/ Witter 'Topper Heels/ Ray Ban Club Masters/ Mimco Pony Hair Bag





Winter is here, yay....cue the sarcasm! I cannot say I am too pleased as I am definitely a summer person hands down, BUT one good reason for winter is its fashion (as I keep telling myself)
The ability to wear beautiful chunky knits, leather minus the sweating and cocoon coats add to this seasons versatility.

For a modern silhouette I have teamed an ASOS midi skirt with a relaxed, oversized jumper and my favourite leopard print heels, balancing my need for a grungy style of dressing with a little bit of lady thrown in! ;)

Midi skirts are on right on trend for this season and are insanely flattering on all body shapes. This relaxed way of styling has been seen on 3.1 Phillip Lim and Elizabeth and James' recent runway shows and translates easily into anyones wardrobe, so don't be afraid to try it.



Lis xx


(Click the highlighted links to find the items I'm wearing)

22.5.14

Wish "Winter in the City" Style Challenge


























































































































































































































































Wearing: Wish Departed Vest/ Topshop Leather Jacket/ One Teaspoon Lover Shorts/ Witchery OTK Boots/ Sportsgirl Beanie/ Ray Ban Aviators/ Krystle Knight Cirrus Rings




Winter.....seriously a dreaded word in my vocabulary. Its not a secret that I am a massive fan of summer and summer style, so when winter rolls around all I want to do is curl up in my doona and hibernate till its over!

While trying to embrace winter in Melbourne to the best of my ability I do have a soft spot for winter fashion. Layering, warm coats and an assortment of hats and beanies to keep my head and ears warm.

Wish's latest collection is perfect for Melbourne's icy winds and drizzly days. So when I was asked to be a part of their latest style challenge I jumped at the chance to style their Departed Faux Fur Vest.

Vests are a great layering piece in winter giving you that added warmth when paired over another jacket as shown above. Faux fur was very prevalent on all major catwalks throughout Fashion Weeks here at home and overseas and has been featured in many street style edits from Vogue to WhoWhatWear.com and many other fashion blogs and magazines as a 'must have' piece for the season.

Make sure you check out all the other great looks from the other amazing bloggers who are a part of this style challenge to get some great ideas for your new Wish winter wardrobe.


WISH - http://wish.com.au
           - http://shop.wish.com.au

Instagram @wishxoxo (#wishhondacity)


Lis xx


Photos By Bernard Michael Gueit (Crave Agency)

4.5.14

Man O Man
































































Maurie & Eve Word Denim Jacket/ Single White Female London Dress/ Friend of Mine Boots/ Shakuhachi Sunglasses/ Krystle Knight Alto Triple Rings



 Definition; Oversized "bigger than the usual"


If your going to take any cues from the current style set, oversized is in,  IN a BIG way.
Most designers are adding oversized coats, jackets and tailoring to many of their collections. This has been seen on many designer runways throughout fashion week, including Jonathan Saunders, Christofer Kane, Topshop Unique and Michael Lo Sordo. (A/W 14)

I have to say that I love a bit of over oversized action as it makes layering so easy and looks great, not to mention keeping warm throughout Melbourne's icy winters. This Maurie & Eve Denim Jacket is one of my favs, it fits into my 'dirty grunge' look (remembering that I'm not the biggest fan of feminine dressing) it has an amazing embroided eagle on it, toughening it up and is the perfect 80's throwback to mix and match with pretty much everything!

Lis xx



P.s I hope you have all enjoyed reading my current posts for The Real Housewives Of Melbourne's premiere season on my blog and the Arena Website :)

** Remember to click on the highlighted links in this post to purchase the items I am wearing xx


Photography By: Bernard Gueit (Crave Agency Melbourne)



14.4.14

Lets Hear it For the Girls













Sportsgirl Black Singlet/ JUNK Clothing Floral Skirt/ Friend of Mine Boots/ Ray Ban Aviators


There is nothing I love more than going out for drinks and dancing with my girls. Melbourne has so many great clubs and 'hole in the wall' bars to get lost in, the choices are endless.

I have a few regular haunts that I go to in Melbourne including Motel Nightclub in South Melbourne (my favourite), occasionally Baroq, Pawn & Co for cocktails and Naked for Satan in Fitzroy. 
These places are very different to each other so I will always plan ahead with the girls and then my outfit choice follows. 

There are some great trends for the autumn/winter season which anyone can adopt for a fashionable night out. Oxblood anything is the colour of the moment, on lips, skirts, dresses and leather. Winter Florals; these are florals with a darker colour palette and moodier tone. Pinstripes, camouflage and white are also very in season. So when outfit planning take this into account, start with a basic block colour and then add your favourite patten or print to it. 

In the above pic, I have teamed a basic black singlet with a floral A-line skirt and some stacked chunky boots, throw an oversized black suit jacket on my shoulders and I've got my outfit for the night! 

I can't stress enough that planning ahead is key for a successful night out. Look at Melbourne's fickle weather for the evening ahead and dress for YOUR 'comfort zone' there is nothing more appealing than seeing a woman wearing her outfit confidently!

Last before least, my most important tip is wear comfortable heels (roadtest before your night out) as there is nothing worse than walking out of a club/bar with your heels in hand and dirty feet and yes I am talking from experience, lol!   ;) 


Lis xx


* Make sure you check out all my posts for The Premiere Season of The Real Housewives of   
  Melbourne On Foxtel's Arena Network Sundays at 8:30pm



26.3.14

Adoration: Isabel Marant






Isabel Marant, my absolute favourite designer of ALL time....seriously! 

Here are my favourite looks from her latest collection which has taken my breath away and I must have. It's safe to say I'm buying some of these pieces as they are classic, black and timeless therefore worth the spend!! 

Also as winter is fast approaching Melbourne I am opting for a monochrome wardrobe of black and white this winter with the occasional injection of greys as this has become one of my favourite colour palettes for Melbourne's winter season.

16.3.14

Date Ready

















































Wish Reverse Jumpsuit/ Ray Ban Aviators/ Tony Bianco Heels



Dating at the best of times can be tricky, let alone THE first date outfit. 

I like to wear something simple yet classic as you are still getting to know the person and it's better to be neutral like Switzerland than go in, in a blaze of glory all tizzed up and over done or worse under dressed and too casual! 

Melbourne is full of so many great restaurants, bars and outdoor events that getting the right outfit can sometimes be a challenge. Try and find out where you are going first and then plan from there. 

I find it is always best to stay true to your style when going on a first date but with a slight twist. If you regularly read my posts you will know that I prefer ripped denim, rocker tees and lots of leather. Now this I would still wear on a first date, but I will tailor it to suit the environment I'm going too, ie. I don't think ripped denim with my knees hanging out are appropriate for a fine dining restaurant! 

The wish reverse jumpsuit is a perfect choice as a first date outfit. It's black (my favourite colour), classic, but still edgy with a backless feature making it easy to take from dinner to dance floor and it suits every body shape with it's always flattering wide leg pant. Add a leather jacket to it and I have my rocker vibe.....still. 

Remember when on a first date it's always important to be yourself, not too available, laugh, have fun and always have a backup plan with a girlfriend if you need to do a runner! Lol ;) 


                                                                          xx

1.3.14

Like a Rabbit






























































Wearing: Sportsgirl Muscle Tee/ Junk Clothing Denim Shorts/ Jeffery Campbell Boots/ Le Specs Sunglasses


Lunch with the girls can be interesting, especially if your like me and have a diverse group! My girls are the best and I love spending time with them.
Lunching with them involves somewhere relaxed with music, an extensive wine list and most importantly amazing food! Living in Melbourne we are spoilt for choice, which comes to my second statement, sometimes my 'girlfriends' can be also be 'guy friends' as I have equal amounts of both, so I am always accommodating to both sexes! :) 

Dressing for this occasion is simple for me....something comfortable and edgy but something I can also dress up with the quick heeled boot or block heel, taking me from daytime into night (thats how long our lunches can go for!) 

Denim shorts are perfect for this type of 'lunching'  as they are casual and comfortable and easy to match with a basic tee (I am all for basics, I'm their #1 fan!) 
Mixing prints is fine, but I tend to opt for a basic during the day and when I'm out for lunch as Melbourne has a relaxed feel, especially during summer. 

Black is my colour of choice as if I spill anything on it I can sneakily rub it in and not look like a mess for the remainder, haha (We have ALL done it once or twice....or thrice in my case) 

So ladies, my 3 basic/failsafe tips for lunches in Melbourne are;

                                                  1. Always take into account what type of place you are going to (Google is your 'bestie')
                                                  2. Dress for your comfort
                                                  3. Smile, laugh and never eat like a rabbit

                                                                                       xx

3.2.14

Working It









































































Wearing: MLM Ritchie Tee/ CO by Cotton on Ripped BF Jeans/ Jeffrey Campbell Heels/ Vintage Flannie/ Rayban Aviators




Hello! what a hectic start to the year it has been, january has already flown by!

Ripped Denim, love it or hate it, (my parents think I can't afford proper jeans lol) but its everywhere and I love it. Think of it this way if you live in Melbourne especially where the weather can go from melting to freezing in an afternoon, you've pretty much got it sorted. Holes for a breeze in the heat and pant legs if it turns cold!

Im a very relaxed dresser as you have no doubt seen in my previous posts, I tend to opt for black,
leather, denim and a small range in colour palette (Black, Black, Black, White, Grey and the
occasional burst of colour) These jeans speak for themselves, affordable, great fit and colour and a perfect Melbourne staple!

ps. Im Team Ritchie all the way too!


** Follow the links to find the items I am wearing in this post  xx






2.1.14

Double D










Wearing: Cotton On denim Shirt/ Mink Pink Shorts/ Nike Dunks/ Ray Ban Aviators




Welcome 2014! 

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Here is my first post for this year and its Double Denim.

Now if you asked me previous to the last 3 ish years whether I would team denim and denim together, I would have probably said 'no', but lo and behold its all the rage right now and has been for a little while. 

As my love for denim borders on obsessive (I have about 100+ denim items in my wardrobe currently) I am finding more and more ways to wear denim and denim together. This look above has to be the easiest as its casual and can be worn to just about any occasion in summer, change the Nike Dunks to a pair of heels and a cute clutch and a night time outfit you have!

                                                               xx




* Click the link above to directly buy my fabulous red Nike Dunks